World Malaria Day 2012

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Why Are Children So Susceptible?

 In places where malaria occurs most frequently, many adults develop a partial immunity to the malaria parasites over years of exposure. Young children who are unfortunate enough to contract the disease simply have not had time to build up any immunity. In Tanzania, 80 percent of all malaria deaths occur among children under age 5.

 
 
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